MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Before the Dolphins’ home opener Sunday, fans were offered free skin cancer screenings.
The first 100 fans to get screened during the 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. event received free tickets to the St. Louis Rams game on October 14.READ MORE: Man Held Without Bond In Killing Of Baby, Babysitter In Coral Springs
Additionally, melanoma patients were on the field before the game, and a board-certified dermatologist was on-hand to provide a medical perspective on melanoma.READ MORE: Report: South Florida Counties Have High COVID Levels, Despite CDC Numbers
For the Miami Dolphins, skin cancer hits close to home. In 2010, CFO Mark Brockelman lost his wife to melanoma at the young age of 45. Residents of sunshine state should be especially vigilant about protecting themselves against the disease as the sun’s UV rays are a risk factor for melanoma.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Site Finder
The event also enabled three fans who attended June’s screening event a “rich” opportunity. At halftime, each person kicked a field goal from the 40-yard line for a chance to win $10,000.